Projects and Research

FoxMIS Students Working

IBIT works with corporate partners on student projects and original faculty led research. The projects and research offer IBIT members the opportunity to leverage the expertise of the associated Fox School Department of Management Information Systems as well as the expertise of the entire Temple University community.

Student Projects

The Fox school’s IT related undergraduate and graduate programs are applied and faculty and students routinely work with industry on business technology projects. The projects range from analytical, developmental, evaluation, to strategic. IBIT acts as a facilitator and project manager to match industry needs with academic goals. Such projects are well defined and can be completed in the context and rhythm of an academic semester. Students perform best when they understand the reason behind the project, learn or experience a high-end technology as part of the project, and can see an end to the project, ideally leading to real value for the sponsoring organization.

Examples

  • Inventory and bid tracking system for a supply company. The system includes: product lists, customer histories, bidding records, with reports and inquiries.
  • An entrepreunerial new business web site that applies social media to rate and select food trucks.
  • Analyze a business problem and propose an information technology solution. Evaluate the effectiveness of a current systems/tools based on business and technical objectives.
  • Evaluate the opportunity presented by an emerging technology in specific industries.

If you are interested in initiating a project, please contact Laurel Miller at IBIT@temple.edu or 215-204-5642.

Research Projects

IBIT affiliated faculty and students regularly work on applied research with IBIT corporate partners. These projects are analytical and strategic and focus on addressing an important problem for the sponsoring organization. IBIT acts as a facilitator and project manager to match industry needs with academic research goals. Projects typically result in a publishable report.

Examples

  • Analyze social media use and effectiveness for a large electronics firm.
  • Review options to apply open innovation for product development for a large pharmaceutical firm.
  • Analyze and identify the metrics for assessing the business value of an emerging technology.

If you are interested in initiating a project, please contact Laurel Miller at IBIT@temple.edu or 215-204-5642.